Education and Ninth District PTA

Chula Vista shows the importance of Arts in Education!

Learn all about how arts education in Chula Vista Elementary School District is helping students gain creativity, social emotional learning, and student engagement. Watch the video below or go to

2019 California Distinguished Schools and Exemplary Districts

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announced 2019 California Distinguished Schools and Exemplary Districts.

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Distinguished School award winners represent examples of not just excellent teaching, learning, and collaboration, but also highly successful school climate efforts ranging from real-time conflict resolution to positive behavior intervention. San Diego County and Imperial County honorees are:

Chula Vista Elementary Mueller Charter (Robert L.)
Grossmont Union High Grossmont High
Poway Unified Meadowbrook Middle
Poway Unified Mt. Carmel High
San Diego County Office of Education Literacy First Charter
San Diego Unified Challenger Middle
San Diego Unified School for Entrepreneurship
and Technology
Imperial Unified Frank M. Wright Middle

In addition, Poway Unified was named as a 2019 California Exemplary District

Introduction to Education

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Education focuses on Kindergarten through 12th grade public school issues. We encourage PTAs to actively participate at all levels of decision-making, from the school site, to local school boards, to state and federal government bodies. Organization-wide advocacy goals for this term include:

  • Adequate funding for education to ensure every child has the opportunity to meet his or her full potential
  • Access to a full curriculum for every student that includes physical education, arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Our work focuses on over-arching goals, including the following issues:

  • School finance reform
  • Infusion of quality STEM education from K-12
  • Increased availability of Linked Learning at the high school level
  • 21st century skills for all students
  • Transitional Kindergarten
  • Quality expanded learning (summer school & after school) opportunities for all
  • Strengthening teacher and administrator effectiveness
  • Implementing Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • Student assessment & school accountability

California State PTA Resources

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